to Schools and Their Community Partners
( Dover, DE.) As a result of the No Child Left Behind Act being signed into law, states have been given greater financial flexibility in the management of federal funds. One source of funding is the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program, now being administered by Delaware’s Department of Education ( DOE). Approximately $1.5 million has been given to Delaware to support before and afterschool programming and summer experiences for children in Title I eligible schools who have a poverty rate of 40% or higher.
The 21st Century Community Learning Center programs are designed to provide students with academic enrichment activities in order to help them become more successful in school. Programs may be developed at all grade levels to support elementary, middle and high school students.
Funding for the learning centers will be awarded through a competitive process. Applications for these funds will be made available in April 2008. Applicants will propose a program and budget based on the activities that are needed for the students. The initial grants for a 21st Century Community Learning Center will be at least $50,000 annually for five years.
A technical assistance meeting will be held at the Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware,461 Wyoming Road , Conference Room 132 in Newark, DE. The meeting will be held on Monday, February 25th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. The application can be accessed on the DOE web site at http://www.doe.k12.de.us/fedstprog/ after February 26, 2008. The deadline for the application is Tuesday, March 25, 2008 4:00 PM.
For more information, contact Ann Campbell at (302) 735-4271 or via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delaware Department of Education
401 Federal Street, Suite #2
Dover, Delaware 19901
Phone: (302) 735-4035
Fax: (302) 739-4654
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